I can’t float. It’s a fact and I am envious of my dear frendo because he can always lay back in a pool, relax and enjoy floating on the top of the water with very little effort. Unless I constantly tread water, wave my hands or kick my feet, I cannot float. The minute I stop moving, I sink.
For this I can visit the Dead Sea in Jordan. This is a place where anyone can float. Dead Sea, which lies between Israel and Jordan. The water is so salty and dense that anyone in it floats very easily 🙂
The Dead Sea has a salt level of a whopping 33%. To give you an idea of the saline levels, the ocean has a salt concentration of only 3.8%. And that my friends is exactly why we humans have such an easy time floating in the Dead Sea.
At 423 meters below sea level, the banks of the Dead Sea of Jordan are indeed the Lowest Point On Earth.
The Dea Sea isn’t exactly a massive expanse. It is only 67km long and 18 km wide at it’s widest point. However it is deep. At 77 m ( or 1,237 ft) deep, the Dead Sea is the deepest ultra salty lake in the world.
If I’ll be there I will definately grab that ultra cheesy tourist shot of reading the newspaper in the water.
Through research I found that Dead Sea was a major historical destination. It was a refuge for King David, a Health resort for Herod the Great and it was used in the mummification process for the ancient Egyptians.
I also found some serious Do’s Dont’s before floating in DEAD SEA !!! Beware of that.